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    Preordered mine long ago and just got notification it shipped today! Yay!

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    I ordered one over the weekend, exciting.
    WANTED: Dick Grayson SI trousers; gray AJ Mustang horse; POTA Fortress signal-flasher--top mirrored portion or mirror sticker; POTA Forbidden Zone prison doors, walls, bar; minty Wolfman tights; mint Black Knight sword; minty Launcelot boots; Lion Rock (pale) Dracula & Mummy heads; Lion Rock Franky squared boots; Wayne Foundation blue furniture; Flash Gordon/Ming (10") unbroken holsters; CHiPs gloved arms; POTA T2 tan body; CTVT/vintage Friar Tuck robes, BBP TZ Burgess Meredith glasses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNGwynne View Post
    I ordered one over the weekend, exciting.
    Please post some pics and let us know what you think when you get it!

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    I received it yesterday. I'm clueless about pix, sorry. It is very close to the original: The box is large with great diorama-style graphics. The new figure's colors are a bit lighter and brighter. The cloak has a flocked/velveteen collar instead of a vinyl one, and lacks a securing chain. The figure body is sturdy but not nearly as durable as a repro muscled Geyperman. Considering the rarity of the original, the price is excellent.

    I actually like it better than my vintage one, and I hope they do CONDOR as a complementary figure.
    Last edited by PNGwynne; Dec 13, '18 at 5:37 PM.
    WANTED: Dick Grayson SI trousers; gray AJ Mustang horse; POTA Fortress signal-flasher--top mirrored portion or mirror sticker; POTA Forbidden Zone prison doors, walls, bar; minty Wolfman tights; mint Black Knight sword; minty Launcelot boots; Lion Rock (pale) Dracula & Mummy heads; Lion Rock Franky squared boots; Wayne Foundation blue furniture; Flash Gordon/Ming (10") unbroken holsters; CHiPs gloved arms; POTA T2 tan body; CTVT/vintage Friar Tuck robes, BBP TZ Burgess Meredith glasses.

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    ^ Glad to hear your thoughts on this. As a kid, I had no idea about this line and as a result, I don't feel the usual pull I have toward the things I had or remember being on shelves or in catalogs. However, it's JOE related and so darned cool that I am leaning toward getting one, myself. Cotswold keeps adding Geyperman, Falcon, and Group Action Joe inspired items and it has me thinking I may be chasing after some figures from all of those lines in the near future.

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    It was really this site/Plaid Stallions that turned me onto the Falcon line, though I had (and sold) the earlier (2000?) Torak reissue.
    Last edited by PNGwynne; Dec 13, '18 at 7:11 PM.
    WANTED: Dick Grayson SI trousers; gray AJ Mustang horse; POTA Fortress signal-flasher--top mirrored portion or mirror sticker; POTA Forbidden Zone prison doors, walls, bar; minty Wolfman tights; mint Black Knight sword; minty Launcelot boots; Lion Rock (pale) Dracula & Mummy heads; Lion Rock Franky squared boots; Wayne Foundation blue furniture; Flash Gordon/Ming (10") unbroken holsters; CHiPs gloved arms; POTA T2 tan body; CTVT/vintage Friar Tuck robes, BBP TZ Burgess Meredith glasses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNGwynne View Post
    It was really this site/Plaid Stallions that turned me onto the Falcon line, though I had (and sold) the earlier (2000?) Torak reissue.
    Just wanted to let you know. The reason you love the Geyperman reissues is they are made from original molds! In the original factory by I believe the son of the original owner. There are many YouTube videos showing GM body parts coming out of the machines! Some of the reissues have factory left over uniforms from 70s I have been told as well.(Can anyone conform this?) Some of the old Action Man sites had posted links. Hope this info helps!

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    Thank you--I think I had read that Hobbycrash was using the original, molds. And yes, Hobbycrash is using old-stock clothing in some sets. The other thing that I really like is their sturdy durability--they don't have that internal rubber ligature which tends to disintegrate. In this respect, aren't they more like Palitiy's Bulletman that USA's muscle-body Joe?
    WANTED: Dick Grayson SI trousers; gray AJ Mustang horse; POTA Fortress signal-flasher--top mirrored portion or mirror sticker; POTA Forbidden Zone prison doors, walls, bar; minty Wolfman tights; mint Black Knight sword; minty Launcelot boots; Lion Rock (pale) Dracula & Mummy heads; Lion Rock Franky squared boots; Wayne Foundation blue furniture; Flash Gordon/Ming (10") unbroken holsters; CHiPs gloved arms; POTA T2 tan body; CTVT/vintage Friar Tuck robes, BBP TZ Burgess Meredith glasses.

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    Palitoy Bulletman suffers same issues as USA muscle body. Hobby Crash is like Cottswald in that they were distributing Geyper Man extras. The reissue Group Action Joe figures Hobby Crash in France is now doing I assumed were a special project teaming up the 2 companies but I am no expert things can get lost in translation.

    Toltoys out of Australia did a unique muscle body in that the arms had plastic joints at elbows, shoulders, and neck with the rest of the body having rubber leg joints. Arm joints can be stiff sometimes. The body is heat sealed making repairs harder than USA muscle body. Australia had both Action Man and Gijoe. Gets even weirder with both names appearing later on the same package.

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    ^Hmm, I've had both a US and British Bulletman--it seems that the British one held together and I thought it might be a different material? Maybe I was just lucky. I checked and the Hobbycrash figures have plastic joints in the arms and knees and elastic cord at the hips, so I was incorrect. Thanks for the clarification.
    WANTED: Dick Grayson SI trousers; gray AJ Mustang horse; POTA Fortress signal-flasher--top mirrored portion or mirror sticker; POTA Forbidden Zone prison doors, walls, bar; minty Wolfman tights; mint Black Knight sword; minty Launcelot boots; Lion Rock (pale) Dracula & Mummy heads; Lion Rock Franky squared boots; Wayne Foundation blue furniture; Flash Gordon/Ming (10") unbroken holsters; CHiPs gloved arms; POTA T2 tan body; CTVT/vintage Friar Tuck robes, BBP TZ Burgess Meredith glasses.

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